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Parents upset by gay Metro Teen Aids

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Parents upset by "sex test" at Hardy Middle School

When she picked up her 12-year-old son at Hardy Middle School last Tuesday afternoon, "Susan" knew something was wrong. Her son looked "disturbed," his father said later. Susan asked her son what had happened at school. A test had been given in a health/physical education class filled with 7th-grade boys and girls.

One classmate called it a "sex test."

"What is your gender?" was the first question. The choice of answers:

a) Male
b) Female
c) Transgender (M to F)
d) Transgender (F to M)

The 12-year-old was slightly bewildered. He noticed other children seemed confused.

The questions became more graphic:

"How sure are you that you....

...Can name all four body fluids that can transmit HIV.
...Know the difference between oral, vaginal, and anal sex.
...Can correctly put a condom on yourself or your partner.
...Will avoid getting yourself or your partner pregnant if you have sex.
...Can convince a reluctant partner to use barrier protection (i.e. condoms, dental dams) during sex."

The 12-year-old, even more confused, asked an instructor about some of the terms. "What is this? I don't know what this is," he told the facilitator. Children ventured guesses as the instructor -- brought in on a DCPS contract -- started to define "anal sex" and "oral sex."

Susan (not her real name) called her husband at the office. She was practically in tears. He was outraged.

Other parents heard about the "sex test" from their kids. "The school is making us take a sex survey," one child told his mother. 

Whatever the intent of the program, neither Susan nor her husband had given informed consent allowing their son to be part of a program that went far beyond how they would have handled instruction in the mechanics, responsibilities, ethics and moral behavior of sexual activity of their 12-year-old.  Also of considerable concern, they had not been informed that, nor had they been asked for consent for their son to be involved in a pre- and post-program evaluation probing his response to questions about sexual practices and illegal drug use.  As far as Susan and her husband were concerned, the program came out of nowhere and was totally inappropriate for their child.  When they demanded an explanation, their strong feelings were at first brushed off by school administrators, who told them that the survey had been administered following

Questions from the Metro TeenAIDS survey at  
Hardy
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Questions from the Metro TeenAIDS survey at Hardy

normal procedures.

Meanwhile, upset parents called, texted and e-mailed each other to try to understand what had happened. One child was so upset by the test, a parent told The Georgetown Dish, he hyperventilated.

How was the sex survey launched at Hardy with so little vetting and how was it determined that it was appropriate for a 12-year-old? 

In the spring of 2008, Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee touted a new program in her FY09 budget for DCPS children that she promoted along with extracurriculars like music and Model United Nations programs. "Model Schools will support expanded extracurricular programs such as athletics, the DC Youth Orchestra, the Hispanic Youth Symposium, Metro Teen AIDS, the Model UN and others," her testimony [1] stated.

Metro TeenAIDS, a nonprofit aimed at educating children about HIV/AIDS, received a $15,000 consulting contract and $80,000 contract from DCPS in 2009 to provide programming in the schools, as well as over $750,000 in federal funding in recent years, according to FedSpending.org, a program of OMB Watch [2].

According to a 2009 introductory letter [3]from Metro TeenAIDS addressed to parents, "Your child is part of a program offered by DC Public Schools in partnership with Metro TeenAIDS and City Year DC called Making Proud Choices!"

The letter went on, "This program has been selected by DCPS for instruction to meet [health learning standards] for the middle school grades and is used in 7th and 8th health classes (sic) throughout DCPS."

Questions from the Metro TeenAIDS survey at  
Hardy
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Questions from the Metro TeenAIDS survey at Hardy

The program was not just for education, but for research. The letter notified parents that, by participating in the program, their child would be a "research subject" in a program funded by the federal government. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with "Metro TeenAIDS, and City Year would like to gather information from the students and would like your child to participate."

The letter warned parents that the survey questions "may make your child feel uncomfortable" or have "an emotional reaction." The letter informed parents that they could have their child "opt-out" of the evaluation or the program itself.

But parents never received these warnings before the "sex test" was administered Tuesday at Hardy. Only after parents demanded a meeting with Principal Dana Nerenberg and other officials were they given a copy of the actual test [4], two days after it was administered to 7th-graders at Hardy. 

As they reviewed the subject matter and the vocabulary of the survey, the parents grew even more outraged.

"During your life, with how many peopled have you had sex (oral, vaginal, anal)?"

"In the past 30 days on how many days did you...

...Have 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row, or within a couple of hours?
...Use marijuana?
...Use other non-injecting drugs (like cocaine, PCP, ecstasy)?
...Inject drugs with a needle like heroin)?
...Have sex?
...Have sex after drinking alcohol or getting high?"

Metro TeenAIDS' letter to parents, which was distributed to the children during the class in which they took the sex survey, said that due to the sensitive and potentially incriminating information being gathered from the students, "The questionnaire is confidential -- no one will be able to match your child with the answers that he/she provides."

Yet, when a parent demanded that her child's test form be returned, Metro TeenAIDS officials identified the correct child's test and returned it to his parents, despite the organization's guarantee of anonymity.


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Calls and e-mails to Metro TeenAIDS and the press office of Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee were not returned.

Next: A closer look at this program of Rhee’s education reform, its loose interpretation of D.C. health and human research standards, and DCPS’ failure to get informed consent for testing of minors.   

The Georgetown Dish

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·                         Dana Nerenberg

·                         Hardy

·                         Metro TeenAIDS

·                         Rhee

·                         thedish


 

 

Bryan Fischer: "No more taxpayer funding for AIDS research"

Bryan Fischer column

No more taxpayer funding for AIDS research

 


Bryan Fischer

Bryan Fischer
December 2, 2010

We know what causes AIDS: homosexual sex and injection drug use. The Centers for Disease Control tell us that of all the males who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS since the epidemic started in 1977, 91% contracted it either through having sex with other males or through intravenous drug abuse.

Since we know the cause, we know the cure: stop engaging in homosexual sex and stop shooting up with drugs.

Uganda has dramatically reduced its HIV/AIDS infection rate by telling its folks to practice abstinence before marriage and fidelity afterwards. Abstinence and fidelity work every time they are tried, and the beauty is they don't cost taxpayers a dime.

According to Michael Fumento, the U.S. is going to spend $26 billion this year on the AIDS problem, the vast majority of which "can't possibly lead to a cure or vaccine or prevent a single new case" since only 11% of it goes for research and just three percent for prevention.

Non-research AIDS funding exceeds by far the combined research grant budget for all diseases combined, again according to Fumento. "AIDS is like Pacman gobbling up the federal disease research budget."

AIDS funding dwarfs funding for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, prostate cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hepatitis B and hepatitis C combined. Yet we know what causes AIDS, and how to prevent it, but we don't know how to prevent the other diseases.

Says Fumento, "[I]t's not homophobic to point out that AIDS is essentially 100% preventable while none of these other diseases is preventable at all."

Even looking at the three billion dollar figure for research, this means that HIV/AIDS gets "about $200,000 per patient death," which is "21 times more per AIDS death than cancer death."

Concludes Fumento, "[D]isinformation can cause indefinite devastation. Nobody knows how many people have already died because disproportionate AIDS spending has robbed other diseases of badly-needed funds, much less those who will in decades to come. But they are the ones who have truly been forgotten."

So if we're looking to start trimming federal spending, here's a way we can save the taxpayers a quick $26 billion. Since we know the cause of AIDS and the way to slow down the epidemic, if we spend any taxpayer funds at all it ought to be on education: don't start engaging in homosexual behavior, and if you have started, stop.

In other words, the same approach we take to kids and smoking.

This does not, of course, mean that AIDS research has to come to a dead stop. But since we know the cause and the cure, it is a waste of scarce taxpayer funds to spend any more of those dollars in research. The research should instead be funded by private donors and foundations, who are willing to put their money — instead of ours — into the effort.

Meanwhile, private and mostly Christian charities will continue to provide comfort care to AIDS patients whose lives are being drained away by this deadly disease. And they will do so willingly, motivated by the compassion of Christ.

Tim Gill is a billionaire who has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on political campaigns. Perhaps homosexuals could persuade him to part with some of his fortune to fund AIDS research instead of giving it to politicians.

Another possible source of funding: homosexual activist groups. Let's not forget that American tobacco manufacturers were forced to cough up over $200 billion because they peddle a product that kills people.

Well, homosexual activist groups likewise are pushing a lifestyle that kills. If anybody should be obligated to pony up funds to mitigate a health crisis, it ought to be the organizations that are responsible for advocating the very behavior that created and perpetuates the epidemic.

Surely we will be accused of lacking compassion. But this is hardly the case. If you care about an individual, and you see that he is involved in a self-destructive pattern of behavior, the most loving thing you can to is appeal to him to start making better lifestyle choices. It is hardly compassionate to urge him to continue to engage in conduct that everybody in the world knows has a good chance of killing him in the end. That, in fact, is a form of cruelty.

You want to know who the true hate groups in America are, the ones who are sending the most hateful message to gays, there they are. Pro-family groups are trying to save the same people that the gay lobby is consigning to an early death.

The organizations that are showing the most obnoxious form of cold-heartedness are the homosexual activist groups that celebrate lethal behavior. That's the worst possible message someone can send to his friends: I don't love you enough to tell you the truth in order to save your life. Where is an ounce of compassion in that?

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)


Bryan Fischer, formerly the executive director of the Idaho Values Alliance, is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm Central Time, and is also simulcast on the AFA Channel, which can be seen on the Sky Angel network.

© Copyright 2010 by Bryan Fischer
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/fischer/101202


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A pro-family organization is bringing attention to the fact that homosexual activists in Pennsylvania are moving forward with a plan across the state.

 

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Homosexual newspaper publisher jumps from gay hotel to commit suicide

Michael Portantino, former publisher of Gay & Lesbian Times, dies at age 52  - jumps from top of gay hotel in San Diego.

http://www.sdgln.com/news/2010/12/09/breaking-news-former-publisher-gay-lesbian-times-michael-portantino-died-wednesday-n

 

 

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Lesbian mayorof Houston creates a gay district

 “Is Houston Getting What It Deserves?”

by Donna Garner

12.9.10

 

Mayor Annise Parker is the first openly gay mayor of a city with over a million residents. Now it appears that she is pushing her sexual orientation onto Houston, Texas, by creating a majority gay council district. (Please see article posted below.)

 

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/101207-mayor-parker-leaves-press-conference-amidst-rumors
 

Mayor Parker Leaves Press Conference Amidst Rumors

Published : Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010, 6:14 PM CST

ISIAH CAREY
Reporter

HOUSTON - Mayor Annise Parker abruptly walked out of her own press conference at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon.
That came after reporters repeatedly questioned Parker about rumors she and some other council members are trying to create a majority gay council district in Houston.
She answered several questions about redistricting and quickly walked out of the room.
"That's all I have to say about this issue," said Parker. "That's it. This is not what this press conference is about."
Rumors have run wild after Conservative Councilman Mike Sullivan was removed from a position that would oversee redistricting in the city.
One reporter responded by saying this was the Mayor's only availability for the day.
The press briefing at City Hall was actually called to address a national award the Houston Police Department received for addressing mental issues.
As a result of a major population increase the city of Houston is slated for redistricting in 2011. The move would create two new council districts.

 

 

U.S. Company DynCorp Helped Pimp Little Boys To Stoned Afghan Cops

For many years, Austin TX radio show host and new world order expert Alex Jones of Infowars.com has been talking about how U.S. taxpayer-funded DynCorp traffics in child sexual slavery. Jones has consistently been 5 to 10 years ahead of the curve in his understanding of the new world order and the deliberately-planned take-down of the United States. Glenn Beck is only now beginning to catch on to topics Alex has discussed since the late 1990s.

 

Now, WikiLeaks has shed more light on DynCorp's child sex slave trafficking, as summarized in the following article by Houston Press Blogs writer John Nova Lomax. Apparently Wikileaks has released a "confidential" Afghan cable to the U.S. government, dated June 24, 2009 that seeks to "quash" any news of an April 11, 2009 DynCorp event that involved "purchasing a service from a child" (read: anal sex). See http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/213720.

 

Call DynCorp's corporate headquarters in Falls Church, VA at (571) 722-0210 and/or their Fort Worth TX office at (817) 224-8200, and tell them to stop facilitating the "bacha bazi" anal rape of pre-pubescent Middle Eastern boys with our U.S. taxpayer dollars. And call your congressional reps toll-free at 866-220-0044 to urge them to immediately defund DynCorp. ~ Allyson

 

Excerpt:

For those that can't or won't click the link, bacha bazi is a pre-Islamic Afghan tradition that was banned by the Taliban. Bacha boys are eight- to 15-years-old. They put on make-up, tie bells to their feet and slip into scanty women's clothing, and then, to the whine of a harmonium and wailing vocals, they dance seductively to smoky roomfuls of leering older men.
After the show is over, their services are auctioned off to the highest bidder, who will sometimes purchase a boy outright. And by services, we mean anal sex: The State Department has called bacha bazi a "widespread, culturally accepted form of male rape." (While it may be culturally accepted, it violates both Sharia law and Afghan civil code.)

For Pashtuns in the South of Afghanistan, there is no shame in having a little boy lover; on the contrary, it is a matter of pride. Those who can afford the most attractive boy are the players in their world, the OG's of places like Kandahar and Khost. On the Frontline video, ridiculously macho warrior guys brag about their young boyfriends utterly without shame.

So perhaps in the evil world of Realpolitik, in which there is apparently no moral compass US private contractors won't smash to smithereens, it made sense for DynCorp to drug up some Pashtun police recruits and turn them loose on a bunch of little boys.

 

WikiLeaks: Texas Company Helped Pimp Little Boys To Stoned Afghan Cops

By John Nova Lomax
published: Tue., Dec. 7 2010 @ 7:01AM

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DynCorp: WikiLeaks is not kind

Another international conflict, another horrific taxpayer-funded sex scandal for DynCorp, the private security contractor tasked with training the Afghan police.
While the company is officially based in the DC area, most of its business is managed on a satellite campus at Alliance Airport north of Fort Worth. And if one of the diplomatic cables from the WikiLeaks archive is to be believed, boy howdy, are their doings in Afghanistan shady.
The Afghanistan cable (dated June 24, 2009) discusses a meeting between Afghan Interior Minister Hanif Atmar and US assistant ambassador Joseph Mussomeli.
Prime among Atmar's concerns was a party partially thrown by DynCorp for Afghan police recruits in Kunduz Province.
Many of DynCorp's employees are ex-Green Berets and veterans of other elite units, and the company was commissioned by the US government to provide training for the Afghani police. According to most reports, over 95 percent of its $2 billion annual revenue comes from US taxpayers.
And in Kunduz province, according to the leaked cable, that money was flowing to drug dealers and pimps. Pimps of children, to be more precise. (The exact type of drug was never specified.)
Since this is Afghanistan, you probably already knew this wasn't a kegger. Instead, this DynCorp soiree was a bacha bazi ("boy-play") party, much like the ones uncovered earlier this year by Frontline.


[Video is embedded here at http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2010/12/wikileaks_texas_company_helped.php


For those that can't or won't click the link, bacha bazi is a pre-Islamic Afghan tradition that was banned by the Taliban. Bacha boys are eight- to 15-years-old. They put on make-up, tie bells to their feet and slip into scanty women's clothing, and then, to the whine of a harmonium and wailing vocals, they dance seductively to smoky roomfuls of leering older men.
After the show is over, their services are auctioned off to the highest bidder, who will sometimes purchase a boy outright. And by services, we mean anal sex: The State Department has called bacha bazi a "widespread, culturally accepted form of male rape." (While it may be culturally accepted, it violates both Sharia law and Afghan civil code.)
For Pashtuns in the South of Afghanistan, there is no shame in having a little boy lover; on the contrary, it is a matter of pride. Those who can afford the most attractive boy are the players in their world, the OG's of places like Kandahar and Khost. On the Frontline video, ridiculously macho warrior guys brag about their young boyfriends utterly without shame.
So perhaps in the evil world of Realpolitik, in which there is apparently no moral compass US private contractors won't smash to smithereens, it made sense for DynCorp to drug up some Pashtun police recruits and turn them loose on a bunch of little boys. But according to the leaked document, Atmar, the Afghani interior minister, was terrified this story would catch a reporter's ear.
He urged the US State Department to shut down a reporter he heard was snooping around, and was horrified that a rumored videotape of the party might surface. He predicted that any story about the party would "endanger lives." He said that his government had arrested two Afghan police and nine Afghan civilians on charges of "purchasing a service from a child" in connection with the party, but that he was worried about the image of their "foreign mentors," by which he apparently meant DynCorp. American diplomats told him to chill. They apparently had a better handle on our media than Atmar, because when a report of the party finally did emerge, it was neutered to the point of near-falsehood.
The UK Guardian picks up the tale:

US diplomats cautioned against an "overreaction" and said that approaching the journalist involved would only make the story worse. "A widely-anticipated newspaper article on the Kunduz scandal has not appeared but, if there is too much noise that may prompt the journalist to publish," the cable said.
The strategy appeared to work when an article was published in July by the Washington Post about the incident, which made little of the affair, saying it was an incident of "questionable management oversight" in which foreign DynCorp workers "hired a teenage boy to perform a tribal dance at a company farewell party".


A tribal dance? Could illegal strip clubs stateside possibly try that one out? "Naw, those are not full-contact lap-dances, Mr. Vice Cop. Krystal and Lexxis are just performing an ancient Cherokee fertility dance. See those buck-skin thongs on and those feathers in their hair?"
As we mentioned, this isn't DynCorp's first brush with the sex-slavery game. Back in Bosnia in 1999, US policewoman Kathryn Bolkovac was fired from DynCorp after blowing the whistle on a sex-slave ring operating on one of our bases there. DynCorp's employees were accused of raping and peddling girls as young as 12 from countries like Ukraine, Moldova and Romania. The company was forced to settle lawsuits against Bolkovac (whose story was recently told in the feature film The Whistleblower) and another man who informed authorities about DynCorp's sex ring.
There's your tax dollars at work, Joe Six-Pack. Maybe now you won't get so worked up about the fact that KPFT gets about ten percent of its funding from the government and uses some of it to air Al-Jazeera.

See our update, with DynCorp's response.